Alabama House approves GOP-backed districts
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama ma House split along party lines Monday in approving new House districts supported by a Republican majority aiming to increase its grip on the Legislature.
The House voted 66-35 for the GOP-backed House districts after rejecting four different district plans proposed by Democrats.
The Senate worked until 11:30 p.m. Monday on new Senate districts. Like the House, it rejected four Democrat-backed proposals and was planning a vote on districts supported by Republicans until a Democratic senator used the Senate's rules to have the 333-page redistricting bill read aloud to the Senate. The Senate stopped the reading at 11:30 p.m. and will resume at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Senate leaders predicted reading the bill would delay a vote until Tuesday evening.
But they said the GOP-backed plan will still pass.